How to back up my system.

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How to back up my system.

Post by Ewen » Mon Jul 19, 2004 5:03 am

I have downloaded and burned a successful Partition Image rescue disk and my problem now is how to use it to create a "ghost" image of my system to store on CD-RW or another partition and then how to recover it if I should need to. I am presented with a "boot" prompt and i have no idea what commands to use.

When I was reading the Partition Image Internet pages I was rather under the impression (from the screen shots) that I would have a clickable GUI to navigate and it was what prompted me to download the ISO.

I am afraid the Help file does not give a relative newbie like me much to go on and any help will be appreciated. :?:


PS I meant to mention that I have Mandrake 10 on a 10gig harddrive.


Post by DW » Wed Jul 28, 2004 10:12 pm

I think you want to post your questions here rather then in this forum.

The short answer is that most linux (specialised) distributions are created by ``geeks`` to be used by other ``geeks`` , and thus assume the operator is knowledgeable about Linux or at very least Unix.


Post by Guest » Wed Apr 20, 2005 4:11 am

Check out QtPartd. The QT part is the GUI. :-)

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How to back up my system.

Post by phil54601 » Wed Mar 14, 2007 7:52 pm

I also use sysresc-cd. When at the 'root prompt' at the bottom of the screen type:
without the '[]'. That will start the graphic user interface (GUI).
I hope this helps.

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Post by bg3075 » Sat May 02, 2009 2:19 am

What I did was follow these two sets of instructions, because I could not run Partimage from HD and backup my partition this way. First I did this (below), which saves the partition image (.pi) on disk (if you complete the last task as well). ... ounting_it

I backed up my partition table: ... tion-table

Then, I copied the partition image to my HD, and followed these instructions (after erasing the DVD+RW): ... more_files

In step 2, I burned the partition image (and partition table), previously copied to HD, back to the DVD.

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